Ferrari India re-launch scheduled for August 26
Ferrari’s return to India is set to officially take place on August 26. The legendary sportscar maker will reveal the California T which, at Rs 3.3 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai), will be the most affordable Ferrari an enthusiast can own.
The Ferrari California T is a GT convertible model, and the name is a throwback to the fabled Ferrari California models of the 1950s and 60s. It is powered by a 552bhp 3.9-litre bi-turbo V8 engine, and gets a feature called variable boost management, which delivers varying torque levels in different gears (increased torque at higher gears). The tech gives a sense of continuous rising acceleration as is typical of Ferraris, and eliminates turbo lag to a great extent.
Two new Ferrari dealerships – one in Mumbai and the other in Delhi – are currently being set up, while bookings are already open. In fact, reports suggest that the limited quota of the models for this year are already sold out, and the brand is now accepting bookings for 2016.
Alongside the California T, Ferrari will retail its entire line-up in India, barring the LaFerrari hypercar. Sitting at the top of the range is the F-12 Berlinetta, at Rs 4.72 crores. The prices for all the Ferrari models are just base asking rates, and the final amount is likely to vary depending on accessories and options chosen.
Ferrari's previous stint in India came to an end because of differences with the distributor, Shreyans Group.
Ferrari India prices (ex-showroom, Mumbai):
Ferrari California T: Rs 3.30 crore
Ferrari 488 GTB: Rs 3.84 crore
Ferrari 458 Spider: Rs 4.07 crore
Ferrari 458 Speciale: Rs 4.25 crore
Ferrari FF: Rs 4.57 crore
Ferrari F-12 Berlinetta: Rs 4.72 crore